Nicholas Blowers

Nicholas Blowers

Nicholas Blowers: Finalist & Highly Commended, 2011 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize

ARTWORK SUMMARY: The beauty inherent within themes of collapse and decay is a thread that runs through much of my work. The dead Badge Huntsman was challenging for an arachnophobic painter, although it became paradoxically less able to excite my irrational fears when blown up on the large canvas. What was previously unknown, small and terrifying no longer engenders the same anxiety.